Pages is a free app for creating and editing various documents that may contain additional elements. You can download Pages on the App Store because this program was developed specially for iOS and macOS platforms.
Design – 5
Design of the app Pages is rather usual for the text editor: there's a big sheet and a panel with multiple tools in front of your eyes. Anyway, you can transform plain text into a beautiful document with different pictures and photos. Also, you can add various shapes, formulas. and diagrams there. So, the design of the app itself is rather minimal, and it positively influences the functionality because it doesn't distract attention.
Performance – 5
Creating of the document begins with the selection of a blank page or one of the layouts which are divided into several diverse categories: "Basic", "Reports", "Letterheads", "Summary", "Flyers and posters", and others.
In Pages, you can work not only with documents in the corporate format, but also with DOCX, RTF, PDF, and even with ePub files.
There are some other features of Apple's advanced text editor:
- Quick sync of Pages with Keynote slides and Numbers tables;
- The function of full-screen viewing when you can jump to the desired passage of text or view two pages of the same document at the same time;
- Presence of more than 40 templates for all occasions;
- The new version has a Mail Merge function that allows you to send the same document to hundreds of email addresses due to the integration of the database from Numbers into Pages;
- Multitouch support.
So, Pages is a good text editor that has got all the necessary functions for quick and comfortable work.
Usability and Platforms – 4
With the help of Pages, it is possible to process information not alone, but simultaneously with colleagues. When you invite them to work on a document, the program generates a link. Using it, they can join.
You can share documents not only with Apple gadgets but also with various devices, including computers, based on Windows OS. If you need to work with documents both on PC and iPhone, there is no better software than Pages.
Also, iPhone and iPad owners can edit text files, using huge functionality of the application which requires little memory and space on the device. Unfortunately, there's no synchronization with Dropbox and MS Word.
The application is easy to get used to. Even those people who have always dealt with Word will be able to understand how to edit texts due to the intuitive interface.
In-app purchases – 5
The app can be downloaded for free, and there aren’t any in-app purchases or additional subscriptions. Apple has developed its own application for editing that may be used by all owners of iPhones and iPads. So, if you don't want to pay money, it's the best version for you.
If you need an easy-to-use, well-designed electronic text editor for your Apple device, then Pages is an excellent choice. Here you can work with your colleagues on one project simultaneously. Anyway, if you always use Dropbox or want to synchronize all your data with MS Word, then you will have to look for something else.
- Easy to use;
- Photos, graphics, tables, and forms are very easy to edit, customize and paste;
- iCloud perfectly works with the app.
- Only two paper document sizes (US Letter and A4);
- No dropbox support.
If you have got an Apple device and always edit texts, you should download Pages.